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Emuna Elon
AGE: 4 up

This is a story about the mystery of disappearing socks; it is also about love, loyalty, and relationships.
Why are we always losing our socks? Where do they hide while we`re looking for them? How is it that a long-lost sock suddenly reappears? And what can all this tell us about human nature, about devotion, and about the bonds we share with one another?
One day, Leftsock decides he is tired of his life; even though he loves his companion, he isn`t sure he`s ready to commit to a relationship. He feels the need to step out of his boring routine, be himself and live an exciting life. He leaves his home and, together with his striped friend, escapes to the secret valley of lost socks. In this exciting new place, he is welcomed by dozens of other socks, from dozens of homes and dozens of countries. After many happy days, he realizes one evening that something is missing: his companion. So he returns home and is reunited with his love, hoping she will not decide to escape to the secret valley herself one day.

Illustrations: Ori

English translation available (for publishers only)

Title Leftsock
Author’s Last Name Elon
Author's First Name Emuna
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Dor
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2000
No. Pages 64 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Gerev
Representation Represented by ITHL


"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
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Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
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